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. >>> also ahead, video resurfaces of president obama as a candidate five years ago, talking about racial issues in the wake of hurricane katrina, and now the white house has issued its response. this seems to be the election of the surprise video here. so now it is the president's turn. >> it is october. >> five weeks and counting. >> yep. >>> and then the anchorwoman who used her own newscast to respond to criticism about her waktd. her on-air message has triggered a nationwide outpouring. >>> later this half-hour, caught on tape. nicki minaj lets loose with a blue streak, cursing out mariah carey in a big "american idol" battle. we'll have it coming up later in ""the skinny."" we talked a few weeks ago how the two divas are not fans of each other. now, again, more video, surprise video this morning, nicki and mariah, claws out. >> good publicity and good press for the show. ratings will be up, you know that. >> we love each other in case you were wondering. >>> first, american airlines in something of a thaw in the frigid relations between the company and its pilots' union. >> they wil
hours away. as a video surfaces overnight, forcing both sides to weigh in. it's all about 5-year-old comments made by candidate obama that some are calling racially divisive. but is it as damaging as romney's video about the 47%? >>> and potential progress for american airlines and its pilots, as the airline rushes to explain why seats have come loose. >>> also this morning, firing back. the small town tv anchor woman, now launching a national debate on weight and bullying, after a viewer attacked her for being fat. >>> and last dance. cut throat composition on the dance floor. but one all-star fails to find his hollywood ending. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. we begin with that newly-released video, getting lots of attention before tonight's first presidential debate. >> it was released overnight by a conservative website. the speech was given to a largely african-american audience back in 2007, when mr. obama was still a senator. critics say the president was divisively pandering to the crowd, saying that the fog did not do enough to help residents of new orleans after
's showdown, just hours after a video of him from 2007 surfaced on a conservative website. then-senator obama is heard praising controversial pastor jeremiah wright. and accusing the federal government of not doing enough to help new orleans recover from hurricane katrina. the president's campaign calls the video a desperate attack. >>> meantime, there's signs that mitt romney is ready to offer specifics about his tax plan tonight. all part of a plan to cut tax rates by 20% across the board. >>> and a scathing, new report says a bold, new approach to fighting terrorism has been a big waste of billions of taxpayer dollars. fusion centers were created after the attacks of 9/11. so law enforcement on every level could share intelligence. but senate investigators say those centers have done nothing to stop terror plots. >>> american airlines says wrongly installed clamps and not sabotage caused seats to become loose on three flights. those seats and everything from the smell of smoke to landing gear issues have forced american flights to divert offcourse. pilots can finally resume contract negoti
. >> reporter: while the candidates go through last minute debate preps, a speech obama gave in 2007 has resurfaced conservative website posted the entire video last night. critics call it racially divisive. he contrasted how families in new orleans were treated by the government after hurricane katrina compared to new york city residents after 911. >> what is happening in new orleans. where is your dollars? where is your money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [ applause tells me that somehow the people in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> the obama campaign was quick to fire back in morning. >> fox news reported on it, five years ago. >> i think it is a silly and desperate attempt by republicans to try to get us way from the real issues. >> reporter: tonight both candidates will have their moment to talk about the big issues, including the economy and 50 million are expected to watch this debate. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >> you can catch abc news special coverage of the debate starting at 6:00. after the debate: >> if you would like to join your fe
president. >> reporter: in the wake of that video, romney up with a new ad. straight to camera. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: but the president continuing to take aim. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives. i don't see a lot of victims. i see hard-working ohioans. that's what i see. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, toledo, ohio. >> 40 days to go now. >>> we turn to the latest provocative words from iranian president ahmadinejad. speaking before the u.n., he accused the u.s. and europe of entrusting themselves to the devil. he referred to israelis as, quote, uncivilized. but ahmadinejad made no mention of his country's nuclear program. the u.s. and israel boycotted his speech as they traditionally do. >>> and chilling images out of syria from yesterday's back-to-back attacks in damascus. state tv shows the moment one of the suicide bombs went off, exploding
's campaign looking at something of a curve ball, new video surfacing of a speech then senator obama gave he praised his controversial pastor wright. our political team covering all the angles, including what both men need to do to be thought the winner. >> stunning trial out of georgia convicted stalker acting as his own attorney against murder charges. he failed in doing so, sentenced to life in prison. this morning his victims who faced him in court will speak for the first time we'll hear their message for him. also battle of celebrity neighbors to your south in l.a., going inside the showdown tweener rick da in e and lead -- singer of pumpkin head there is more to the story. also the ballroom is short one couple. joey, kim bidding final adoes joining us live to discuss it all, all next, right here. -- >> josh, thank you. >>> new this morning from syria, series of suicide bombings has left 27 people dead. the bombings happened earlier today in an pep -- in aleppo. new video shows the damage bombs went off minutes part. the 27 killed, several were injured. this violence comes as fighting
percent and make sure i become the next president. >> reporter: in the wake of that video romney out with a new ad. straight to come were. >> president obama and i care about poor and middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: tonight the president continued to take aim. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who might off half the nation with a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives. i don't see a lot of victims. i see hard-working ohioans. that's what i see. >> reporter: also revealed in the new poll a huge deficit for romney among women. the president with a 20-point lead in ohio, a 20-point lead in florida. we asked about his most powerful surrogate his wife. >> we heard from your wife, ann who responded to criticism within your own party. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it get in the ring. >> i know you've been in the ring before. you've heard it all before. you heard your wife that fired up about the incoming fire. i think it's what you say to your wife. >> ann is a very
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